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MRU11: Cacophony of Francophone Voices

“Heading South” (2006) by Dany Laferrière (Haiti/Canada) A young man tries to seduce an older woman. “Epitaph for a Spinster” from the collection Rire Haitien/Haitian Laughter (2006) by Georges Anglade (Haiti/Canada) An unmarried schoolteacher gets the final word. “Crazy Zarife” … Continue reading

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MRU9: “Palm trees, my boy, like humans, experience joy and suffering” (North Africa)

“Absence” (2007) by Yasmina Khadra (Algeria) A young man’s reality is blurred by a summer crush. Story: http://wordswithoutborders.org/article/absence/ “Izzat Amin Iskandar” from the collection Friendly Fire: Ten Tales of Today’s Cairo (2004) by Alaa Al-Aswany (Egypt) A boy with an … Continue reading

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MRU7: The Bicycle of Memories (Australia/New Zealand)

“Black Ice”(2006) by Cate Kennedy (Australia) A provincial boy from a modest family who is trapping and selling rabbits meets the city “lady” who just bought a house in the forest. Story: http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2006/09/11/060911fi_fiction?currentPage=1 “Love and Honour and Pity and Pride … Continue reading

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